Clinical Orthopedics

 At The Rothfeld Center patients are treated for a vast range of injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. We value the ability of nutritional and herbal therapies to alleviate such conditions, as opposed to directly proceeding to surgical methods. Additionally, our Medical Acupuncturist employs acupuncture techniques to treat musculoskeletal pains.

Due to the broad ranging benefits of such orthopedic practices, patients are encouraged to visit The Rothfeld Center to find out more about how we can assist in healing you.


Prolotherapy, also known as regenerative injection therapy and ligament reconstructive therapy, is another treatment offered at The Rothfeld Center for chronic pain. It uses the body’s natural healing ability to relieve chronic pain and restore function through the creation of new strengthened tissue. Among the conditions treated with prolotherapy are:

  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Knee pain

  • Tendonitis shoulder pain

  • Arthritis

  • Headache

  • Torn ligaments and cartilages

Prolotherapy further reduces the chances of re-injury, and is proven to eliminate life long pain.


Orthopedic Acupuncture

In the United States today, there are nearly 12,000 acupuncturists; only a quarter of whom are Medical Doctors. At The Rothfeld Center we offer orthopedic acupuncture treatments administered by our highly skilled and esteemed orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Robert Chernack, who in his years in the field has come to value acupuncture as a viable treatment to many ailments of the muscles and bones.

Acupuncture Orthopedics is a subspecialty of Acupuncture. It has a higher degree of clinical skills and education as it relates to neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Acupuncture Orthopedics integrates the ancient wisdom and practices of Traditional Oriental Medicine with the diagnostic and treatment modalities of modern Western conventional medicine.

Throughout the course of treatment, the patient’s progress is documented using subjective outcome measurements such as questionnaires which ask the patient to rate his/her pain and the level of disability it is causing, as well as objective functional tests which measure the patient’s range of motion and muscle strength. Additional special tests are ordered when indicated, and referrals to other practitioners are made when warranted.